Rare Coinage from US, Canada, and Mexico Available With Gold Standard Auctions in December Sale

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This December, coin collectors will have the opportunity to bid on 470 lots of rare currency, foreign coinage, and U. S. coins from throughout history in Gold Standard Auctions’ upcoming sale. This Colorado Conductor Coin Auction will begin at 6:00 PM EST on December 21, 2023. Online bidding is available through Bidsquare.

1916-S $20 Gold Double Eagle PGA MS64
1916-S $20 Gold Double Eagle PGA MS64

Leading the catalog is a $20 gold double eagle American coin from 1916 (lot # 32053d; estimate: USD 1,705 – $10,013). Introduced in 1907 after President Theodore Roosevelt pushed for the beautification of American coins, the double eagle has since become among the most famous American coins. It was designed by Augustus Saint-Gaudens, a Beaux-Arts sculptor known for his statues illustrating American history and his skill in numismatics design. The available example from 1916 received a grade of MS64 (Mint State 64) by the Professional Grading Associates (PGA), indicating that the piece has good luster and an even strike.

1879-S $20 Gold Double Eagle CLOSELY UNCIRCULATED
1879-S $20 Gold Double Eagle CLOSELY UNCIRCULATED

Another $20 gold double eagle coin in the catalog is from 1879 (lot #32300; estimate: $1,705 – $10,000). Known as the ‘Liberty Head double eagle’, this design was produced by the U. S. Mint for over 50 years. It was the first series of $20 gold coins produced by the United States, a development prompted by the California Gold Rush that began in 1848. The front of the coin depicts the crowned head of Lady Liberty, while the reverse features an eagle holding an American crest. 

2019 Roll of 5oz Silver Rounds [10 Coins]
2019 Roll of 5oz Silver Rounds [10 Coins]

Other rarities in the catalog include a roll of ten silver quarters from 2019 (lot #32136s; estimate: $1,205 – $10,159). These American coins all feature the Idaho wilderness on the reverse. These quarters were among the last to be produced by the U. S. Mint for the 2019 America the Beautiful Quarters® Program. The quarters depict the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness, the largest single connected wilderness site in the contiguous United States. 

Foreign currency from Canada and Mexico is also available in this sale. This includes several $100 half-ounce gold Canadian coins produced in the 1980s and ten-pesos gold coins issued by Mexico in 1959. 

Additional lots of interest include: 

  • A 1984 half-ounce gold coin featuring American author John Steinbeck (lot #32100; estimate: $805 – $10,000)
  • An 1880 Morgan silver dollar coin (lot #32149d; estimate: $655 – $10,037)
  • A ‘Seated Liberty’ American dollar coin from 1860 (lot #32269d; estimate: $555 – $10,067)
  • A 1916 ‘Indian Head’ five-dollar gold coin (lot #32060; estimate: $480 – $10,000)
  • An 1808 ‘Capped Bust’ half dollar coin (lot #32032; estimate: $280 – $10,000) 

Gold Standard Auctions is an industry-leading auction house based in Farmers Branch, TX. It specializes in selling rare and ancient-world coins, precious metals, jewelry, bullion, and other collectibles. Gold Standard Auctions also educates the public on American history and provides valuable items at competitive prices to collectors around the world.

The December 21st Colorado Conductor Coin Auction will take place on December 21, 2023 at 6:00 PM EST. To view the complete catalog and register to bid, visit Bidsquare.

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